Transferrin


Abbrev Code:TFER   
Order Code:LAB133Order Name:Transferrin
Synonyms:Siderophilin; TFER; See Iron; See FE
Methodology:Nephelometric
St. Joseph: Immunoturbidometric
Grand Itasca: Remisol
CPT Codes: 84466 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel), St Johns/St Joseph/Woodwinds-Green (lithium heparin, no gel)
Alternate Containers: Green (lithium heparin, gel), Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel), St Johns/St Joseph/Woodwinds - Red (no gel)


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Stability: Refrigerated - 7 days; frozen at -20 degrees C - up to 3 months.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (UMMC-East Bank, Grand Itasca, St. Joseph's)


Interpretive

Reference Range:210-360 mg/dL
St. Joseph: 212-360 mg/dL
Grand Itasca: 203-362 mg/dL
Use:Index of nutritional status; increased in iron deficiency anemia.


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